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Keynote presentation and Q&A by Dr. Lorna Williams, Professor Emerita of Indigenous Education, Curriculum and Instruction, University of Victoria - Shared screen with speaker view
Amanda McKenzie
Hello, Amanda here from Waterloo. Looking forward to hearing Dr. Williams today. Thanks for re-scheduling.
Charles Morrison
Good afternoon, Charles Morrison from Laurier here.
Elijah Williams
Elijah here from Oakville at Sheridan College
Shelly Ikert
Hi Everyone - Shelly from Lambton College in Sarnia. Looking forward to today
Cindy Robinson
Welcome everyone! The session will begin shortly...
Brent Rowan
Hello, this is Brent in Guelph from Wilfrid Laurier
Jessica O'Reilly
Aanii! Jess from Cambrian. I used to adjunct at Lambton :)
Ian Orchard
Ian Orchard from QC
Richelle Kantor
So happy to be here today, Richelle from the GTA with Sheridan College
Victoria Herrera
Hello everyone! I’m Victoria Herrera. I’m an Educational Development Consultant for Indigenous Learning at Sheridan. Great to be here.
Bettina West
Hello everyone! Tina West from Ryerson University
Allie Davidson
Hello! Allie Davidson from Carleton University in Ottawa. Excited for this session!
Natasha Hannon
Hello all, Natasha Hannon from Niagara College. Excited to be here!
Ruth Rodgers
Ruth Rodgers in Halfmoon Bay, BC, traditional lands of the shishalh people. I recognize and salute them and other Coast Salish people.
Steve Gennaro
Steve Gennaro from York University here. Nice to meet everyone. Delighted to learn from others.
Lisa S
As a Bay of Quinte Mohawk of the Haudenosaunee people, thank you for the land acknowledgment.
Mary Robinson
Mary Robinson from the University of Waterloo, located on the traditional territories of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg, and Haudenosaunee peoples and located on the Haldimand Tract, the land promised to the Six Nations. Thank you for organizing this event and I look forward to learning from you all.
Lara McInnis
I'm Lara from Humber College. Humber is located in Adoobiigok, the “Place of the Alders” in Michi Saagiig language, along the Humber River Watershed. 
Nina Unantenne
Awesome to be with you at this presentation!
Nina Unantenne
Nina Unantenne, York University
Richelle Kantor
Chi-miigwech for providing the medicines, song, life teachings and for keeping our sacred fires burning at this time, it means a lot to our people and to be welcomed into this community lodge here virtually is awesome. All of us and all the ancestors with us today helping us do this important work, migwech. Aho! Ally my relations
Please feel free to enter questions as they occur to you in the Q&A function throughout the presentation.
Richelle Kantor
I found it uncomfortable and difficult to speak up when I was an undergrad and the only Indigenous student in one of my programs. Because of the many disruptions to our knowledge systems and languages are coming from all directions daily in the academy, how can we virtually support indigenous students to be able to confront and communicate effectively with these ongoing disruptions in their life?
Hi Ruth, the presentation and recordings will soon be on the Quality Council website
William Paul Meahan
Thanks very much for the thought-provoking presentation. I really appreciated you all working to reschedule this for us.
Richelle Kantor
Thank you very much Dr. Lorna,Laurie and Darrell and everyone for putting this on today. I feel confident now in myself, my ideas and my knowledge! I need that and it is the push I needed to start to bring in the languages to the academy. I understand them as foundational and all walks of life can come together to learn them. Sending love and blessings to all who are joining the lodge today, miigwech :)
Chrissy Bowden
Kukwstum’ckal’ap and Miigwetch Dr. Williams, Laurie and Darrell for putting this together today!
Ruth Rodgers
Thank you all—you’ve given me a lot of fodder for thought and some useful tools, too.
Ruth Rodgers
My homework is easy—no treaties were ever signed in BC! But we are working with our local, independently governed shishalh people to collaborate and learn from one another. Many thanks, again.